T-Mobile teases Verizon and its 5G network again with new ‘Verwhyzon’ campaign

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Last year, T-Mobile launched “verHIDEzon”, a new campaign meant to poke fun at Verizon for charging customers extra for 5G access but not publishing 5G coverage maps. Verizon did recently publish those maps, but T-Mo has responded with a new campaign to call out Verizon in other ways.

Verwhyzon is T-Mobile’s newest way to have fun with Verizon. Neville Ray, T-Mo’s President of Technology, explained today that while Verizon published its 5G coverage maps, T-Mobile takes issue with the reach of Verizon’s 5G coverage that customers are being charged more for. Verizon charges $10 per month for 5G access on its base unlimited plan but waives that fee on more expensive plans.

“Verizon has been running non-stop ads talking about 5G ‘from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Denver’,” said Ray. “But in reality, they have almost no 5G anywhere in between … and even in those cities, their 5G is only available in very limited outdoor areas, literally covering only a few blocks here and there. It’s irresponsible, and we need to keep calling this out.”

Ray also went after Verizon for offering 12 months of Disney+ for free to some customers. Verizon customers on unlimited plans get one year of free Disney+. T-Mo is focusing on this because it has its Netflix On Us deal that offers a free Netflix subscription with a family plan.

Finally, Ray called out Verizon for its 55+ unlimited plan, which is only available to customers in Florida. “Tough luck if you’re over 55 and live outside Flordia,” Ray teased. T-Mobile has a few different 55+ plans that are available to all T-Mo postpaid customers who are 55 years of age or older.

Sources: T-Mobile, Verwhyzon

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  • mikeZo6

    Tmo and Verizon both BS about 5g maps

    • Acdc1a

      I don’t know how you can say that. Verizon has little red dots that cover less than 1 city block.

      • Android_God

        Have you read the many articles about T-Mobile’s 5G performance? It’s not that great bro

        • aglee89

          I am in Nevada right now and the 5G is actually slower than 4G LTE, I have had to disable the 5G. The coverage it was suppose to offer is nonexistent. At least the people who get MMwave on Verizon get a benefit out of their 5G.

        • Omar Boyer

          haha benefit? my ass i have verizon a note 10 plus 5G . there is no benefit on mmwave . i went in my car and i lost 5G signal . yes my cars window blocked the signal . I have to be standing and not move in order for it to work decently . i take 2 steps and i loose it . At least tmobile and At&t that both use low band can move around and wont drop the signal and works much better indoors .

        • Jacob

          The low band isn’t supposed to compete with MMwave installs. Coverage is the priority. Mid-band and MMwave will be the components responsible for improved speed later, I’m glad T-Mobile is taking the correct approach first.

        • riverhorse

          This is the best post so far (3:45pm EST).
          Of all 5G phones which on-err how many do the Wave… It’s just gonna take eons, may suffer constant degradation…
          We’ll first see LEO satellite- and from there either combined cellularsatellite service andor standalone satellite phones.

  • Jason Caprio

    T-Mobile can talk all the sh** they want, but that doesn’t change the fact that their low band “5G” is regularly outperformed by Verizon’s 4G LTE. 5G is still in it’s infancy. I don’t know a single person who has a 5G capable phone today. Lets see how things are in a year from now.

    • Acdc1a

      You’re smoking Verizon crack again aren’t you? The 5G network at T-Mobile tests faster than 4G LTE at Verizon and Verizon 4G LTE has lost to T-Mobile’s 4G LTE in every Open Signal report.

      • Jason Caprio

        From personal experience using both Verizon and T-Mobile, Verizon wins 95% of the time. Rootmetrics tells a very different story than Open Signal and they use the scientific method for testing, not random crowd sourced tests. I don’t want to hear any BS about them being paid off. Their results reflect exactly in my real world experience.

        • Martyy

          Exactly. I’m a TMO customer and never had any issues with Verizon. If it wasn’t for my grandfathered TMO plan i would be out. I can’t get anything past 5mbps at work despite all these network upgrades. And the company will not let me use a signal booster

        • slybacon

          I have both Verizon (work) and T-Mobile (personal) numbers on my iPhone XS and I consistently only use T-Mobile internet because Verizon has a lot of dead spots (plus I can’t use internet while on a phone call due to their old technology. Or is it their non-existent pro-consumer attitude?). I struggled with Verizon internet in two movie theaters and elsewhere. T-Mobile has a stronger signal and faster speeds here (SLC, UT).

        • Jason Caprio

          “plus I can’t use internet while on a phone call due to their old technology.”

          Dude, are you using a 10 year old phone? You can most certainly be on a VoLTE phone call and use internet at the same time.

          CDMA is nearly completely phased out and will be shut off at the end of this year. It was supposed to be the beginning of this year but Verizon gave legacy customers extra time. I’m seeing Band 5 LTE being lit up everywhere which was the same frequency CDMA was run on.

        • slybacon

          I already told you what phone I use. Please read.
          That’s simply how Verizon treats their business customers, like s**t.

        • Jason Caprio

          Ahh sorry about that, just realized you listed the iPhone XS. The only reason why you’d not have internet while on a call is either you’re not on LTE, or VoLTE is disabled.

      • Android_God

        You know you’ve lost when you have to utter that first nonsensical sentence of yours

        • Acdc1a

          I only wonder whether the troll crack that you’ve been smoking is available from the same source…

        • Jason Caprio

          You must have drank too much of that Kool-Aid. How dare somebody speak out against T-Mobile. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are not your friends. They are a business for profit to provide a service. I’m currently a customer of T-Mobile (My wife’s phone) and my work provides my Verizon. I’m not a troll for bashing T-Mobile’s lame attempts at talking smack about a superior service. I want T-Mobile to succeed, but they need to stop with all the lies and deception.

        • Acdc1a

          Verizon in my experience is every bit INFERIOR to T-Mobile. From the service, to the rate plans, to the customer service.

          As far as companies being your friends? No, they just have to be good enough to maintain you as a customer. You’re the one who raves about Verizon every chance he gets on a T-Mobile forum. I’d like for you to point to a single post I’ve made that’s as positive about T-Mobile as your posts about Verizon. I’ll wait…

        • Jason Caprio

          If Verizon is so inferior to T-Mobile, then why do they absolutely obliterate T-Mobile on RootMetrics? Lets hear those conspiracy theories lol

        • Acdc1a

          Bought and paid for. No conspiracy at all. You should venture out of your apartment more often. As long as you’ve had that apartment the fact that you haven’t moved to a house yet tells me you’re misappropriating your funds…probably to Big Red.

    • AA-Ron

      Once the s20 is released, millions of people will have them.

    • Bilesha Welton

      Please. I use my 5G T-Mobile phone and it does very well, outperforming Verizon’s in-door coverage on a regular basis. What’s the use of Verizon’s pseudo-5G if you can’t even use it indoors?

      • Jason Caprio

        I can count on 1 hand how many times I’ve had a low signal while indoors with Verizon over the last few years. Inside our apartment in Bensalem, PA, my Verizon on a Google Pixel 4 XL with a moderately good signal speedtests at around 70 – 100mbit/sec. My wife’s T-Mobile on a Google Pixel 3 with a FULL signal in our apartment speed tests around 0.5 – 2mbit/sec. It’s been like this for years. T-Mobile is wildly inconsistent all over the place. It might be blazing fast in 1 spot, and dead slow in another. Mind you, T-Mobile has Band 2, 4, 12, and 71 at our location. Verizon has Band 2, 4, 5, and 13. Verizon is much more consistent. I average about 20 – 60mbit/sec, and my wife on T-Mobile averages between 0.1 and 30mbit/sec with a higher chance of the lower end.

        • Andrew Leonard

          Your apartment. That’s scientific and representative of the entire network!

        • Jacob

          Verizon has a corporate presence 1 exit down from my job and if you make a call in this building it will drop on Verizon. Service is abysmal. On the other hand I’ve got 4-5 bars on my 5G OnePlus and the same on my LTE Note 10+ most places I go. In the Atlanta area your experience is not what is received here, they are only marginally better than Sprint in my book.

        • Acdc1a

          My extensive use of both networks is limited to Central and South Florida and Southeast Michigan. My experience is T-Mobile outperforms Verizon in all 3 markets by a lot.

        • Your wife needs to upgrade her phone that’s the problem that phone probably doesn’t have carrier aggregation or able to support tmobile newer bands…

        • Jason Caprio

          It’s a Pixel 3. It’s supports Band 71

        • Band 71 is basically for call and texts not much browsing unless it band 71+66+10

        • Brian

          Wow that’s terrible. I’m in OKC and in my house I am getting 92 down and 58 up on a Pixel 2XL. You should like T-mobile know about her speed.

  • Barebone

    TMobile has to fix GPS on 5G before they go after Verizon. I got Note 10+ 5G and maps do not work on 5G. I have to disable 5G in order to get them to work. There are forums full of problems.

  • riverhorse

    This thread is very useful because posters are including their locations… In spite that all it takes is a few block distance for any of the majors to go from champ to chump and vice versa.
    I’m not too sold on 5G, I’d rather see- once the new satellite companies shortly arrive- satellite phones or combo hybrid with cellular. Might be a chance to also see universal phone numbers, who knows.

  • Deadeye37

    That was some high quality s**t that they made! I love it! Great trolling there!

    Argue all you want about who is lying more about their 5G. I don’t care. The important thing is that the commercial was hilarious.